This article is written for the growing number of people seeking nose reshaping without surgery in Toronto and elsewhere. It may seem like an elusive, “too-good-to-be-true” solution, yet recent aesthetic advancements have made surgery-free nose enhancement entirely realistic. Dr. Torgerson is happy to weigh in on the pros and cons of this in-demand procedure.
You may be hesitant to undergo surgery because the results are permanent, you don’t have time to invest in recovery, or other valid reasons. Have you heard of nose reshaping without surgery? Toronto facial plastic surgeons have new tools in their roster to provide dramatic shape and contour changes for the nose without any stitches, scalpels, or scars. Also known as a liquid nose job or injectable rhinoplasty, non-surgical rhinoplasty can temporarily change the appearance of your nose by strategically injecting dermal filler. The treatment is so fast that it’s acquired the nickname “the 5-minute nose job”.
Can this alternative nose reshaping do all it claims? Could it be right for you? You may confront confusing or conflicting information when you dig deeper online, so we’re here to provide a professional opinion from one of the GTA’s most prominent rhinoplasty surgeons. Dr. Cory Torgerson specializes in facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, and he’s adept in blending non-surgical enhancement strategies with surgical options for comprehensive and personalized results. Dr. Torgerson offers nose reshaping without surgery at his Toronto cosmetic surgery clinic.
If you’re interested in a conversation about your treatment options, you’re welcome to schedule a free one-on-one consultation to gather all the information needed to decide.
Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping without surgery?
It used to be that visible, lasting changes to the nose could be realized only through surgical rhinoplasty. Now enhancing the shape of your nose is possible in a quick 5- to 15-minute procedure. With the development of dermal fillers, surgeons can make impressive facial enhancements, including reshaping the nose.
The non-surgical nose job is a surgery-free, injectable procedure that uses hyaluronic acid-based filler to reshape nasal characteristics. Although it can’t change the size or shape of your nose long-term, it can temporarily make your nose appear straighter, more refined, and even smaller. Through strategic placement of the cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA) gel, bumps, imperfections, and slight asymmetries can be disguised. Nose filler is temporary, but the results are instant!
You may be wondering, is a temporary solution worth it? Wouldn’t opting for surgery make more sense in the long run? Maybe. It depends on your goals and expectations.
Read on to learn more about what specialists think of nose reshaping without surgery in Toronto.
An overview of the non-surgical nose job:
- This is a minimally invasive technique that takes 5 to 15 minutes in office.
- The filler is made of HA, which is a natural hydrating sugar found in your body.
- It’s designed to hold its shape when injected, and the results will slowly fade over 9 to 12 months as your body naturally breaks it down.
Most specialists will tell you that there are many benefits to choosing a non-surgical nose job. That being said, they would also agree that the procedure isn’t ideal for everyone and might not be able to achieve the changes that you’re seeking. Your suitability will depend on your nasal anatomy and your desired outcome. The nose job is still one of the leading facial surgeries requested at Dr. Torgerson’s clinic, with men and women of all ages undergoing rhinoplasty regularly. Here’s a comparison of pros and cons for nose reshaping without surgery in Toronto:
1. Dermal filler can’t achieve the size and shape changes that rhinoplasty can
Many people feel self-conscious about their nose. Small imperfections that others overlook could be making you feel distressed or embarrassed regularly. Likewise, sometimes small, subtle changes don’t appear dramatic to others, but they make a significant impact on the patient.
If you’re seeking subtle improvements, dermal filler could be ideal for you. Added volume can hide a hump on the bridge or make the nose appear straighter. Filler can also help adjust the projection of the tip of your nose, making it less droopy. Even subtle enhancements like these can dramatically harmonize your facial features.
There are cases where surgery is a better option for patients. For example, HA fillers can’t make your nose smaller, which includes narrowing the nostrils or bone. Filler can’t reduce a large or projecting nose and can’t narrow a bulbous tip. Nose reshaping without surgery can’t improve breathing issues caused by structural problems within the nose.
2. Non-surgical nose reshaping isn’t a long-term fix, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing
One of the most significant differences between the two procedures is that injectable nose jobs are a temporary solution. That is both a pro and a con. On the positive side, many patients appreciate the fact that it’s a low-risk procedure with little commitment. Knowing that dermal fillers aren’t permanent means that you can test out your new nose without committing to the changes for the rest of your life. It’s a favourite “trial run” among people considering subtle surgical enhancements. If you like the changes you see, you may opt for surgical nose reshaping in the future.
Also, if you’re not happy with the outcome, not only do results fade over time, they are also completely reversible. Hyaluronic acid can be dissolved whenever you choose using an enzyme product called hyaluronidase.
Perhaps you don’t have the time or money to spend in the foreseeable future, or maybe the changes you want are subtle and don’t warrant surgery. If you’re pleased with the improvements you see from one treatment, you can choose to repeat it once your results begin to break down.
Conversely, if you love the look that you achieve, you’ll likely wish it was permanent. Talk to your facial plastic surgeon about options to enjoy your look in the long term.
3. Is the non-surgical nose job as quick, safe, and reliable as you’ve heard?
Nose reshaping without surgery in Toronto is the fastest way to get a result you’ll love. Unlike many other cosmetic treatments, enhancements from dermal filler are instant. Your appointment will be scheduled in office, and the injection portion may take as little as 5 to 15 minutes. Once the HA gel is injected, you’ll be able to see a difference right away. There are few treatments out there that can benefit your appearance in such a short time.
Your physician will make sure you’re comfortable by using a topical numbing cream, and the filler itself is also often infused with lidocaine to lessen the discomfort. These desirable features may give the impression that nose reshaping with fillers is easy and straightforward. Facial surgery specialists would caution you to receive treatment of your nose — even non-surgical treatment — from only a qualified rhinoplasty surgeon.
The nasal anatomy, including nerves and critical blood vessels, is complex and challenging to work with. Your fast, easy appointment will be a breeze for you, but it must be approached with extensive knowledge and expertise to ensure safety. You should trust only a facial surgery specialist who performs rhinoplasty regularly.
4. Don’t have time for a long recovery?
It can be challenging to plan time off work or school to heal from cosmetic surgery. After a nose job, you’ll generally need 2 weeks to recover at home. Residual swelling lasts several months and requires substantial patience to see the final outcome. For most people, the benefits of making a permanent improvement far outweigh the challenges of recovery as they enjoy the nose they want for a lifetime. Whether this is an ideal time for you to schedule surgery and recovery is a discussion that you can have with your surgeon.
If you don’t have the time to set aside and want a quicker fix, you may be happier taking the surgery-free route. Recovery from non-surgical rhinoplasty might leave very mild swelling and sensitivity for roughly 24 hours, but patients don’t typically need time off. You should never undergo surgery if you don’t feel ready. Nose reshaping without surgery in Toronto might meet your needs.
5. What’s the cost comparison for nose reshaping with and without surgery?
For non-surgical nose jobs, you’ll be quoted an average of $1,000 + HST per treatment. Dermal fillers cost significantly less than surgery, which can range from $9,000 to $14,000 + HST. (Please note that all prices are subject to change.) Although injectable nose jobs are much cheaper, it’s essential to consider the cost of repeating the treatment if you choose to.
Consultations with Dr. Cory Torgerson
If you’re thinking about nose reshaping without surgery in Toronto, we invite you to contact Dr. Cory Torgerson. He’s a Royal College-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in procedures of the head and neck. His tremendous surgical knowledge and artistic eye allow him to achieve impressive effects through injection or surgical techniques. He customizes each client’s treatment plan for their most proportionate, natural, and lasting result. He’ll listen to your goals, questions, and concerns, then design a look just for you. Call or write to arrange your free consultation today.